I’m Anna Mason. I’m a self-taught professional watercolour artist specialising in realism and botanical art.  I’ve created this website to share with you my watercolour technique and to help motivate you to begin or improve your own painting.

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How to paint a realistic honey bee in watercolor

If, like me, you’ve been working hard this summer, spare a thought for the bees out there. Bees work REALLY hard. They have been known to travel to destinations more than 3km away in search of food (flowers!). That’s the equivalent of person circumnavigating the globe ten times just to get to the shops – and then

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Learning to paint can be a solitary activity. But what you need the most is some positive feedback on your work. That’s why I’ve set up the gallery page. For you to share and to support each other.

Fortnightly Featured Gallery Painting

Every fortnight I select a painting uploaded to the gallery to feature here on the homepage- a painting with something really positive we can take from it!

Bumblebee

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I love the hairy texture Gunn Gravemisaksen has achieved with this bee!

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